‘Construire’ had all its pieces assembled purely with flat knitted ‘tapes’ of colours going from warm to cool from right to left.
‘Chatelaine’ had pockets instead of the ‘girgle’ cord or chain around the waist to hold household tools: keys, scissors etc. The pockets go all around.
‘…is Never Done’…A Woman’s Work is Never Done…looks unfinished. I joined the colour changes in the middle of rows tying knots and used the inside as the outside.
This dress was knit for the New Year’s Eve 2008 wedding of a dear young friend.
The ceremony took place out of doors in the snow by a cabin in the woods so the knit was very fitting. It was worked in an off white superwash wool from Italy, very soft but held it’s shape.
I worked the hem and cuffs in a lace and added a lace band around the hips for further accent. The skirt was worked straight with godets in the side seams to give it a little more flare.
Though the low V neckline front and back did nothing for warmth it enhanced the bride’s youthful beauty.
I was very happy to design and knit this garment.
Ballet Length Wedding Gown with Short Sleeves
This ballet length dress was knit for the Spring 2009 wedding of Heather in the Caribbean. I worked it in Mercerized cotton and added some wonderful ribbons in the back hem and at the sides. The sleeves were short and lacey.
This was a second wedding for a mature but still blushing bride and I was so pleased to be ‘the one’ she chose after three other selections elsewhere!
She said ‘Yes’ to my dress…